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Researchers with MIND Center Gear-Up for Dementia Research

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Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are in the midst of preparing for a research project they hope will break new ground in the study of Dementia.

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Why Aren't As Many HBCU Grads Giving Back To Their College?

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Some historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi are facing a financial downward spiral. School officials say they need their alumni to donate now more than ever. But as MPB’s Ashley Norwood reports, less than 10 percent of students graduating from black public colleges in Mississippi are giving back.

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Mississippi Delta Communities Work to Provide Arts Classes

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For some kids in the Mississippi Delta, arts classes are a luxury. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how some Delta communities are coming together to foster a new generation of musicians, dancers and artists.

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Protesters Briefly Disrupt Legislative Budget Hearing

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Protestors interrupted a legislative budget hearing to protest recent deaths at Mississippi prisons. Once they were escorted out it was back to budget business.

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Advocates Say New Census Data Shows Gender, Racial Pay Gap Persists

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New data from the U.S. Census has advocates in Mississippi speaking out about the gender and racial wage gap.

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Senate candidate: Mississippi begs for 'government scraps'

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A U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi said Friday that the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last." Republican Chris McDaniel made the comment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in a segment from Oxford, Mississippi.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, September 14th

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On today's show: The state Division of Medicaid is hoping to add a work requirement to the program. What will it cost the state? And, we'll hear what factors make Mississippi one of the country's most obese states. Then, a Mississippi U.S. attorney is announcing the indictment of career criminals and drug traffickers following a year-long operation.

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Health Advocates Question Cost of Proposed Medicaid Work Plan

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As Mississippi's Division of Medicaid waits for a decision on it's work requirement application, health advocates wonder what the projected cost will be to the state.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, September 13th

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On today's show: Hear from one group looking for answers following 16 inmate deaths in the month of August. Then, state narcotics officials are investigating a record-breaking marijuana operation in Jefferson Davis County. And in the Book Club, we'll hear about two sisters working to document the stories of Delta women. Find out why they call them "real southern women in a mythologized land."

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, September 12th

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On today's show: Learn about the two search and rescue teams headed to the east coast as hurricanes threaten the U.S. Then, a moving story of recovery from a deadly addiction. And the nation's chief cultural ambassador is back in his home state, saying it pays to invest in Mississippi.

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